People Like Us

People Like Us No Two Civilisations Have Spoken So Many Words About Each Other In Recent Years As Those Of Islam And The West And No Two Seem To Have Communicated Less People Like Us Confronts The Themes That Define This Chasm Head On Women, Jihad, Secularism, Terrorism, Reformation And Modernity Its Piercing Examination Of These Subjects Reveals Our Thoughtless And Destructive Tendency To Assume That The World S Problems Could Be Solved If Only Everyone Became Like Us The Result Is Deep Mutual Ignorance And Animosity, Reinforced By Both Muslim And Western Commentators.As A Muslim Born And Raised In Australia, Waleed Aly Stands At The Intersection Of These Two Civilisations In This Book, He Draws On His Knowledge Of Western And Islamic Intellectual Traditions To Present An Analysis That Is Surprising And Challenging, But Always Enlightening. On the back of the edition I read, one of the review quotes, while praising the book as important, well written, thoughtful, and pretty much required reading for Australians of conscience and thoughtfulness, noted that thinking it s a fabulous book doesn t mean agreeing with every word.Which is pretty much my feeling There is a hell of a lot to respect in this book Aly writes very well and puts his arguments very clearly From my perspect
Unfortunately I couldn t finish reading this book after the constant apologetics, cognitive dissonance and mental gymnastics that was obviously required to write this heavily biased work It has been over 6 months since I threw this turgid nonsense away so I apologise for the lack of direct quotes.Let me say that I have been a HUGE fan of Waleed Aly for many years and love his wo
This is a great read for anyone trying to understand multiple perspectives on some of the issues in the world today most specifically and obviously, the growing chasm between Islam and the West and the position of those occupying both worlds I have read critiques that raise very important contradictions to some of the arguments made by Aly, but he makes interesting, well supported, insightful points This is an excellent book for getting around some of the one sidedness of the information both This is a great read for anyone trying to understand multiple perspectives on some of the issues in the world today most specifically and obviously, the growing chasm between Islam and the West and the position of those occupying both worlds I have read critiques that raise very important contradictions to some of the arguments made by Aly, but he makes interesting, well supported, insightful points This is an excellent book for getting around some of the one sidedness of the information both
Skillfully written but it s typical Waleed Lots of words but little said. I found this to be extremely interesting and educational despite it having been printed in 2007, although it was a difficult read for me it was well worth my time and I will spend manyhours thinking of the points brought up and discussed in this book. Well, not finished, given up Very worthy, hard work, started scanning and found I d missed the point Then convinced myself the context was dated and I should read arecent Waleed Aly production Which I will Suggestions This is an interesting read for anyone at all interested in trying to understand Islam and how the West is responding to it Aly s thesis is that Westerners see Islam in the context of Western history and religion and this is not vali
An intelligent and passionate defence of traditional Islamic values from the perspective of a western based Muslim intellectual Fiercely anti extremist, yet just as critical of western prejudice It ends with an optimi
Mixed impression thus far , not as bad as I was expecting His apparent stating of Islam Mohamed Koran Allah as fact is annoying unreflective , dogmatic and arrogant ironically yet this does give some fascinating insights from outside the xian box On track for three stars at this rate I didn t realise quite how dry this would be beforehand but it is still a good read nonetheless Very informative for an ignorant person like myself and Aly s approach seems extremely considered and level headed.

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  • 277 pages
  • People Like Us
  • Waleed Aly
  • 05 June 2018
  • 0330423800